Ep. 04-13: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The saga continues in this sequel to the incredibly popular Star Wars. Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers attack the rebel alliance, including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master’s help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse) who he learns is… [SPOILER!]

Episode 13 The Empire Strikes Back

Welcome to what many consider one of the best sequels ever made. Join us as we reminisce about when Star Wars only had two entries and a lot less baggage. We discuss George Lucas successfully handing the directing and writing reigns over to the wonderfully talented team of Irvin Kershner and Lawrence Kasdan, the addition of Yoda and the Emperor to the mix, the weirdness of THAT KISS, and, of course, the excruciating cliffhanger of an ending! Listen as Johnny Has the Keys travels to a galaxy far, far away, where the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins once again.



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Ep. 02-02: Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Episode 02-02 “BLADE RUNNER”

It is the year 2019. Retired Blade Runner, Rick Deckard, is recruited to hunt down four Nexus-6 model replicants that have escaped the labor camps of the off-world colonies and returned to Earth in search of their maker, Dr. Eldon Tyrell. When meeting with Tyrell, Deckard is introduced to and becomes enamored with the beautiful Rachel, also a replicant. As Deckard carries out his orders to retire the skin-jobs, he must come to terms with what it means to be human.

Blade Runner is one of those monumental Science fiction films that tops most lists. Based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, it ponders the long-established sci-fi trope: What makes us human? Join David and Tim as they discuss how Blade Runner, a troubled production and box-office flop, ascended past its failed release and is now lauded as a landmark film. Listen… as Johnny Has the Keys takes you to a bleak and over-populated Los Angeles where we contemplate the morality of artificial intelligence and its place among humans.

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